|Gen 21:1 Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised.
|Gen 21:2 So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.
|Gen 21:3 Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him, whom Sarah bore to him, Isaac.
|Gen 21:4 Then Abraham circumcised his son Isaac when he was eight days old, as God had commanded him.
|Gen 21:5 Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.
|Gen 21:6 Sarah said, "God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh with me."
|Gen 21:7 And she said, "Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age."
|Gen 21:8 ¶ The child grew and was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned.
|Gen 21:9 Now Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, whom she had borne to Abraham, mocking.
|Gen 21:10 Therefore she said to Abraham, "Drive out this maid and her son, for the son of this maid shall not be an heir with my son Isaac."
|Gen 21:11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because of his son.
|Gen 21:12 But God said to Abraham, "Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.
|Gen 21:13 "And of the son of the maid I will make a nation also, because he is your descendant."
|Gen 21:14 So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.
|Gen 21:15 ¶ When the water in the skin was used up, she left the boy under one of the bushes.
|Gen 21:16 Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, "Do not let me see the boy die." And she sat opposite him, and lifted up her voice and wept.
|Gen 21:17 God heard the lad crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, "What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is.
|Gen 21:18 "Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him by the hand, for I will make a great nation of him."
|Gen 21:19 Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the skin with water and gave the lad a drink.
|Gen 21:20 ¶ God was with the lad, and he grew; and he lived in the wilderness and became an archer.
|Gen 21:21 He lived in the wilderness of Paran, and his mother took a wife for him from the land of Egypt.
|Gen 21:22 ¶ Now it came about at that time that Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, "God is with you in all that you do;
|Gen 21:23 now therefore, swear to me here by God that you will not deal falsely with me or with my offspring or with my posterity, but according to the kindness that I have shown to you, you shall show to me and to the land in which you have sojourned."
|Gen 21:24 Abraham said, "I swear it."
|Gen 21:25 But Abraham complained to Abimelech because of the well of water which the servants of Abimelech had seized.
|Gen 21:26 And Abimelech said, "I do not know who has done this thing; you did not tell me, nor did I hear of it until today."
|Gen 21:27 ¶ Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.
|Gen 21:28 Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
|Gen 21:29 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?"
|Gen 21:30 He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."
|Gen 21:31 Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there the two of them took an oath.
|Gen 21:32 So they made a covenant at Beersheba; and Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, arose and returned to the land of the Philistines.
|Gen 21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God.
|Gen 21:34 And Abraham sojourned in the land of the Philistines for many days.